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Sunday / July 22.
  • LeBron calls Trae Young ‘a very special player’

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    Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook and John Calipari have already sung the praises of  Oklahoma freshman guard Trae Young.

    Now here comes LeBron James.

    “I’ve seen Trae Young play ball since he was in the eighth grade,” James said. “He’s been a part of my camp the last few years before he went off to Oklahoma so I know what he’s all bout and what he’s doing now is very special. He’s a very special player, can add a lot to any team if he decides to come out and come into the draft.”

    Young is averaging 30.5 points and 9.7 assists per game entering Tuesday night’s game against No. 5 Kansas on ESPN.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.